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Classification of the indicators of evaluative scientometrics

Introduction

Evaluative scientometrics deals with methods and indicators applicable for the assessment of scientometric systems of thematic and organisational units. (As thematic units, the following may be used: topics, subfields, fields or subdisciplines, disciplines, etc.; as organisational units, the following may be used: individuals, teams, departments, laboratories, institutes, universities or countries, etc.)

An important requirement of scientific research is that the objects and phenomena studied, data collected, formulas reached and definitions made should be properly classified according to their common (similar) and non-common (different) characteristics (Sokal, 1974 ...

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